30-Somethings - LABOR DAY GOALS!! Please Join.

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07-16-2002, 12:44 PM
OK - need a new goal to help me to refocus. Labor day is about 7 weeks away - so I figured that would work! Anyone else care to join??

Bailey's Goals:
Weight - Ok - I just recently gained 7 back, so I am going very lofty here - I will say I will lose those seven back plus another 1/2 lb per week - or 10.5 lbs. This should put me at 139. I think if I really focus I can do it - or at least get well on the way.

Exercise - I am not sure what activities will be convenient to my schedule, but I do know that I need to allow exercise to recalim time in my life. So, I am going to say that I will set aside 1/2 hour this week and exercise. I will add 1/2 hour each week. By labor day, I should be up to 3.5 hours per week.

Food - Will try to be op for the weight loss goal - However, I want to make a special goal - Over the next 7 weeks I will work my way back to 3 L of H2O and 5-7 F/V a day.

Personal - Continue to follow my routines as best I can to keep me on track for everything I have going on. That's it!

07-16-2002, 01:21 PM
Bailey - I was just thinking that we hadn't had a goal in a long time. As I've said before I don't always do too well on these and sometimes it just makes me feel bad when I fail but I feel like I have control of things again so why not. This week and next week may be bad with the move but then I'll be ready to get back to normal. I've been fluctuating between 148 and 150 lately and I think I'd be thrilled with 142 - I don't know what I'd do if I saw 130 anything!!! So here goes:

Current weight - 149 (as of this morning)
LD Goal weight - 142

That makes it a nice even pound per week on average which should be manageable. I haven't been able to lose more than that in a long time. Although I'd love to, and plan to, see 130something one day, for now I'll be happy to be somewhere where I can gain a couple of pounds and not worry about seeing 150something again! Does that make sense??

Anyway - good luck to everyone who joins!!

July 31 - Decided I might as well just edit this post - although I don't see anyone else posting here but here's the summary stats:

LD Goal Starting Weight : 149

July 24: 146

July 31: 145.5 - very happy still about this because I haven't been perfect and I'm just happy to not have a gain.

Aug 15: 145.0 - I had a bad week or 2 so I hadn't updated but I've finally erased the damages so here's where I am now.


07-16-2002, 02:27 PM
Great idea Bailey!! You're right, it's been awhile since we had a goal. I'll have to think about an appropriate specific goal.

I made it a sticky for everyone, as a reminder everytime you come here!

07-16-2002, 03:08 PM
Yeay!! Glad you guys joined! Elisa - I think the slow-but-steady mindset is the way to go - I always set mine too high - can't control myself. We can do this!

07-18-2002, 12:32 PM
Ok I'm Game!

My goal is to to lose 5 pounds by Labor Day. ( I am always on the conservative side!)

So that would make me down at 190!

07-18-2002, 07:10 PM
Not sure I can post on the main thread as regularly as I used to, but I will join in the challenge!!! I don't want to set a weight loss goal, but I want to pledge to stay totally on my program for the next 6 weeks. To eat what I am supposed to eat, with out splurging too much, and to stay with my new exercise routine. I want to post my weight once a week like I have before, and include exercise. That way I will see how my new exercise program works. See if it delivers like it promises. (I am skeptical!!)

Start Date:7/18 - 149#, TH :) , F :) ,

9/5 - 138

My exercise plan failed big time, actually aggrivated a physical problem, that I am still recovering from, but my weight is still coming off. almost 5 lbs. per month. I will keep it up, because I like being thin. And I feel like I have recaptured some of "me" back by reclaiming my previous size.

07-22-2002, 02:35 PM
I've been out of whack for several weeks and my weight has been fluctuating about 3 pounds but I'm averaging around 159.

Weight: I'm with Lys. I want to lose 5 lbs.
Exercise: Gym 5 days a week and walk puppy every night.
Food: 2 Sodas a wk, stay OP or within a couple of pts.
Personal: Journal everyday.

7/21 - 159

7/28 - 159 (It was PMS week). Gym all 5 days and walked Abby all but one night. 4 Sodas (2 diet/2 not). Was bad on the eating all weekend but I will go in and journal it.

8/4 - 159 (still maintaining). Gym 3 days then hurt my back so I was laid up the rest of the week. 2 diet sodas but way too much wine. I didn't journal cuz my week got really screwed up when I hurt myself but my eating wasn't too bad.

8/11 -
8/18 -
8/25 -

Let's go girls!!!!!

07-22-2002, 05:59 PM
Oh I like all the goals - I'll work on mine and be back.


07-24-2002, 11:58 AM
OK, I'm back. I'm starting a little late, but better late than never.:dizzy: I am setting my goal to lose 5 pounds by Labor Day. My first weigh in is tomorrow night & I'll figure the 5 pounds from there.

Bailey - You have big goals! I'm glad you started this for us.:D

Elisa - good luck! I'm with you, sometimes I don't do well on these, but maybe this time we will.

CrochetKaren - Welcome & good luck!

Lyssa - Good luck staying OP! If you do that, the weight will come off.

Liz - there's a few of us 5 pounders - let's do it together.


07-25-2002, 09:13 AM
Well somehow I've managed to have a great week and I hope it doesn't backfire on me. With the moving I've snacked more but eaten less and tried to watch my points. Since I've seen the same weight for 2 days I'm going to write it down and hope it's true.....

Starting Weight: 149
Current Weight: 146
LD Goal Weight: 142

If I even stay the same for the next week I'll be happy since it's been a while since I lost 3 pounds in one week and didn't have it come right back on but I'm keeping the faith!!

How's everyone else doing?


07-25-2002, 01:38 PM
Elisa - woohoo on the 146!:cp:

Is everyone planning to update their original goal post or are we going to do new ones?? I don't care one way or the other - just asking.


7/25/02 - 182.75
8/01/02 - 181.5

Backfor 2002
07-28-2002, 01:46 PM
Hi all, It is time for me to kick things back in gear so I am going to join the Labor day goal challenge.

I have been holding steady since our vacation in June. I am one pound less than before we left. I am glad that I have held steady but it is time to get that scale moving back in the right direction DOWN. I am down 31lbs since the second week in January.

My goals are
1) To start journaling again daily
2) Lose 6 pounds by labor day
3) Exercise at least 4 days per week

07-28-2002, 08:45 PM
Welcome Nanci!!


Backfor 2002
07-30-2002, 10:15 PM
Where is everyone? I have been doing well on staying within points and journaling. Have not had time for the exercise yet but will get there.

07-31-2002, 10:57 AM
Nanci - I'm here! yeah for the journaling & op.:) I'm op too.


07-31-2002, 06:16 PM
WOOHOOO Elisa!!!! 146!

I am hanging in there - been neither too good nor too bad. Yesterday and today I am more on track. Am actually heading for the gym in a minute (1st exercise in weeks and weeks and weeks...).

Afraid of scale. Will wait till TOM is over.

Keep up the good work all!

Backfor 2002
07-31-2002, 09:55 PM
Hi all, Another good day op and journaling still no excercise. If I get in gear I can still get 4 days in for the week though.

Rabbit, Way to go OP and journaling. Bailey , Hope the gym is good, I am betting it is going to feel good to get back at it.

08-01-2002, 01:18 PM
Bailey - yeah getting back on track!:cp:

Nanci - I'm just so proud of you for how well you've done!:cb:

Still op here. Weigh in is today, but don't think I'm going to get the loss yet. And next week I will be out of town & will miss weigh in. Sigh. However, I'm not going to let this freak me out!


Backfor 2002
08-02-2002, 12:52 AM
We are back from WI and I was down 1.6 and DH 3.2. Another good day of op and journaling just no exercise yet!
Rabbit, Good luck while you are out of town. Be strong.

08-02-2002, 06:58 PM
Hi Everyone!

I havent posted my results yet because I was having issues with my web host and my email. I am using my old handle instead of Crochet Legacy!

Wednesday was weigh in and I lost 3 pounds! :) WOO HOO! Only 2.5 more to reach my goal for labor day! :)

08-02-2002, 10:28 PM
Karen & Nanci - hooray for your losses!!:cb: I lost 1.5 myself!

*wk one - 1.5 down. 3.5 to go.

Backfor 2002
08-02-2002, 11:00 PM
Karen & Rabbit,
WAY TO GO! I am doing the happy dance for all of us. At this rate the labor day goal will be a breeze!

08-09-2002, 11:52 AM
Hi Gang!

Just wanted to check in... I weigh in again on wednesday.. but I wanted to let you know I have a handle change going. Long story but today was the first post I have been able to make in 2 weeks! sigh!... I was Crochet Legacy. Now Karen W

09-07-2002, 03:14 PM
Hi Ladies!

Well, Labor Day has come and gone! I am going to unstick this tomorrow, unless anyone wants to keep it stuck here?


09-09-2002, 01:40 PM
Go for it, Lauren.